LEXINGTON, Va. - Virginia Military Institute senior forward Stan Okoye (Raleigh, N.C.) has added two more accolades to his decorated VMI basketball career.
Okoye was named first team All-State as selected by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association. The squad was announced Tuesday afternoon.
Okoye was also recently named honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press.
Just two weeks ago, Okoye was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I District 3 first team. Okoye was one of 242 players from around the nation honored among 24 districts and was one of six players selected from the Big South Conference for the first and second District 3 squads. District 3 honorees are chosen from players who attend Big South Conference and Atlantic Sun Conference member institutions.
Capping a standout VMI basketball career, Okoye led the Big South Conference in scoring (21.5) and rebounding (9.4) and named 2012-13 Big South Player of the Year and first team All-Conference after garnering preseason BSC Player of the year honors last fall. Okoye led league in defensive rebounds (6.8) and wasnamed Big South Player of the Week five times during the season and also was named to the BSC All-Academic team. The Economics and Business major posted 12 double-double games on the season and produced eight 30+-point games and 17 games of 20 points or more. Okoye became only the fifth player in Big South history to lead the league in scoring and rebounding the same season.
Okoye will participate in the prestigious Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament this Wednesday night with his team slated to compete at 9 p.m. The game will be played at Churchland High School in Portsmouth. The tourney showcases top collegiate talent from around the nation.
2012-13 VaSID University Division All-State Men’s Basketball Teams
VaSID Player of the Year – Erick Green, Sr., Virginia Tech
VaSID Coach of the Year – Matt Brady, James Madison
VaSID Rookie of the Year – Michael Kessens, Fr., Longwood
Erick Green, Sr., Virginia Tech
Joe Harris, Jr., Virginia
Treveon Graham, So., VCU
Stan Okoye, Sr., VMI
Pendarvis Williams, Jr., Norfolk State
Akil Mitchell, Jr., Virginia
Devon Moore, Sr., James Madison
Juvonte Reddic, Jr., VCU
Marcus Thornton, So., William and Mary
Sherrod Wright, Jr., George Mason